Ngā mihi nui kia koutou katoa - warmest greetings to everyone!
I was born and raised, as one of six children, in Taihape; ‘gumboot capital of NZ’. Since then, having lived, raised two children, and taught in Morrinsville for close to 20 years, I now regard Morrinsville as my home, and feel I can call myself a local! Morrinsville certainly is a vibrant and wonderful community, and I am very proud to be a part of it.
My husband and I have two wonderfully spirited teenage children who enjoy various aspects of the performing arts and sport, and we have both been involved in coaching or management roles in their chosen codes. I thrive on the benefits of daily fresh air and exercise, and enjoy catching up with friends and extended family wherever possible.
Joining the team at Morrinsville Intermediate in 2017 was a bit like a homecoming, having taught at this fabulous school for six years at the beginning of the new millennium! I was previously teaching at David Street School and Kiwitahi School. Returning to Morrinsville Intermediate is very exciting as I relish the unique relationships that can be developed with precious emerging adolescents.
My passion is in ensuring our youth discover their individual strengths, talents, and personal voice. With self discovery comes self belief; the key to success. Everyone has something valuable to offer and when these strengths and talents are drawn out and combined with the strengths and talents of others, it’s empowering to see what can be achieved.‘Together everyone achieves more’ (TEAM).
Morrinsville Intermediate School’s motto “Kia U Ki Te Pai – Whatever you do let it be your best” encompasses a key message for us all. I feel privileged to work in a school that strives for excellence and truly believes in ‘all’ of its learners, both young and old! I feel honoured to be part of it!
I look forward to getting to know you all!